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One Thing i Miss about TWC........

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by lipcrkr, Jul 4, 2012.

  1. inf0z

    inf0z Legend

    Oct 15, 2011
    Use an Ipad as a remote if your receivers are HD and internet connected. This gives you time, channel of the current receiver the Ipad is in control of, and the channels other HD internet connected receivers are viewing in the house if you feel like being creepy.
  2. cypherx

    cypherx Hall Of Fame

    Aug 27, 2010
    PA - Berks...
    I too miss the clock display that I was used to for years with cable.

    You could always configure it to display time or channel number. Not sure why they did away with that. Too much cost?

    I only know a few channel numbers, but for other stations I know where they are around, so I'll bring up the guide and type in a number close to the channel I'm looking for and usually I'm pretty close, maybe a screen or two away.
  3. maartena

    maartena Hall Of Fame

    Nov 1, 2010
    I actually miss the clock. When I had TWC, that clock was the time source for the house. Sure, there are mobile phones, but whenever I needed to know what the time was, a quick look up to the receiver (which was visible from all of the living room and kitchen) and I knew what time it was.

    It really isn't a big deal anymore as, as others have said, for peanuts you can get a clock that checks in with the atomic clock in Colorado from time to time and always gets you the most accurate time. Alternatively..... one could purchase a watch. :D

    I do agree though it would be cool for the next generation DirecTV to have a small banner type information "screen" on the front, where it e.g. marquees the channel number, the time, and the program you are watching. (And an option to turn it off for those who are bothered by it).
  4. Old_School

    Old_School Legend

    Nov 28, 2011
    we have a blue light?? really??? :lol:
  5. Shades228

    Shades228 DaBears

    Mar 18, 2008
    I used to love LED's but I've never liked displays. Now I'm to the point where I could deal without LED's either. The less light sources around the video area is better. If I had a rack system that was tucked away then I would love LED's again because they just look cool when in a rack but overall I find them just distracting.
  6. dpeters11

    dpeters11 Hall Of Fame

    May 30, 2007
    I've actually thought about getting some lightdims, to at least put over the record light on my 34 and my TV power light.
  7. dpeters11

    dpeters11 Hall Of Fame

    May 30, 2007
  8. RACJ2

    RACJ2 Hall Of Fame

    Aug 2, 2008
    For ESPN, mine is arrow up then arrow right. I have my 9 most watched channels set up in QuickTune.

    And I don't use the app all the time, mainly for channels my wife likes, which are scattered throughout the 200's. I don't have them memorized, so I have them in one group on the app. And you can set a group by clicking on icons and it takes about a minute. :confused:

    As far as the other device goes, I use my phone or laptop and you use a remote. And if I'm already on my laptop like now, posting on DBSTalk, its not an extra device.

    As far as Apple products go, I'm sure they are good. Just don't like to overpay for things, when there are products of equal quality for less.

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